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State Duma may have parliamentary probe into major corruption cases

March 19, 2012, 13:38 UTC+3
Those are cases, “which affect interests of many and many people, or which doubt authorities of the state bodies”
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MOSCOW, March 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s State Duma does not rule out a practice of parliamentary probe into major facts of corruption.

Head of the parliamentary committee on constitutional legislation and statehood Vladimir Pligin told reporters on Monday that Speaker of the lower house Sergei Naryshkin had ordered several committees to present their suggestions on raising effectiveness of use of the State Duma’s authorities, and to discuss improvement of parliamentary investigative procedures.

“I would like to stress it is quite possible that cases of corruption, which are much spoken about, are worth parliamentary investigations,” Pligin said. Those are cases, “which affect interests of many and many people, or which doubt authorities of the state bodies.”

The deputy believes that analyses of such cases may result in “recommendations on both improvement of an authority and on improvement of legislation on fighting corruption.”

Sergei Naryshkin told the State Duma’s plenary session on March 14 that the “parliament should be taken by the society as a respected platform for a dialogue on all key issues, which are of interest to our citizens.” He also called for more effective use of instruments like parliamentary hearings and parliamentary investigations.

 

 

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